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Old 05-08-2002, 12:10 AM   #1
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BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAH!!!! err..


I just happend to breeze by this and thought I should share this hehe... The url says it all..


http://microsoft.com/windows2000/mig...whymigrate.asp
 
Old 05-08-2002, 12:32 AM   #2
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If that was true why many huge companies (not mention on their website) and the backbone of the internet use UNIX-based, systems still. Anyone who reads that and believes it:

1. Works for Microsoft
2. Doesn't know the capabilities of today's (or even yesterday's) UNIX-based systems.
3. Has a gun held to their head
4. Is just a BIG suck-up
 
Old 05-08-2002, 03:04 AM   #3
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I don't know about your points below - I think some of the reason companies use MS products is because the people making the decisions have only every dealt with (on a low level) windows, beginning at University. I think I'd be pretty safe to assume that anyone outside of a CS/Networking degree will have almost no contact with a desktop, workstation or even server that is something other than windows. I did an honours degree in business info systems and never touched unix (other than the first year when we still used it for pine email). So, perhaps a way to start changing things is to have uni's making use of desktops and workstations which run X, whether it be a solaris box (cuz theyr'e cheap now or linux, which are even cheaper . This would help to replace the knowledge of people who eventually will make decisions about what is going to be used in the front end and back end of a business.
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:07 AM   #4
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This doesn't belong in the General - Linux forum, so its been moved. Lets try to keep the threads in the correct forums please.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 07:53 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jISV
I don't know about your points below - I think some of the reason companies use MS products is because the people making the decisions have only every dealt with (on a low level) windows, beginning at University. I think I'd be pretty safe to assume that anyone outside of a CS/Networking degree will have almost no contact with a desktop, workstation or even server that is something other than windows. I did an honours degree in business info systems and never touched unix (other than the first year when we still used it for pine email). So, perhaps a way to start changing things is to have uni's making use of desktops and workstations which run X, whether it be a solaris box (cuz theyr'e cheap now or linux, which are even cheaper . This would help to replace the knowledge of people who eventually will make decisions about what is going to be used in the front end and back end of a business.
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I think you're talking about smaller/less critical places where uptime and security isn't really a high priority. Besides I can't think of anyone forking out 10s of thousands of dollars to pay for Win2K Datacenter Server. Even M$ themselves use UNIX (as I've heard).
 
Old 05-08-2002, 08:55 AM   #6
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Originally posted by jISV
I think I'd be pretty safe to assume that anyone outside of a CS/Networking degree will have almost no contact with a desktop, workstation or even server that is something other than windows...
I completely agree. I'm currently studying Human Biology, and I'm not even allowed into the areas of campus that do have Linux boxes. There's about 6 of them in total (not hooked up to the University's LAN because they don't know how), and most of the CS students here don't even seem to know about them. My housemate is doing 'Computer Systems and Networking' - over a 3 year degree he will have about 10 contact hours with his Linux tutor. He's started using it at home principally because he can see that to deny himself the experience would limit his ability when he actually gets into the working world...and because he knows that I'm just over the hallway, so he can ask for help.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 01:49 PM   #7
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Maybe it's true where you live. It's different where I do. There are many (really many) 10-12-years-old installing Linux on their machines. Thry're usually very little knowledge, but when they come to a problem, they just reinstall. Maybe not the best method, but think about the future... It's 'cool' to have Linux installed (and know how to use it).
 
  


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